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BOOK REVIEW: Demelza & The Spectre Detectors by Holly Rivers

- Short Review - Demelza is a scientist, an inventor - she definitely doesn't believe in ghosts - she doesn't much like school either, but then who would with a miserable head teacher like Ms Cardinal.  When things start going bump in the night though Demelza comes to realise that her Grandma Maeve has been… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Demelza & The Spectre Detectors by Holly Rivers

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BOOK REVIEW: The Mask Of Aribella by Anna Hoghton

Short Review: Set in the magical location of Venice this book follows the coming of age of Aribella, the daughter of a poor lacemaker.  On the eve of her thirteenth birthday, whilst defending best friend Theo, she discovers a previously unknown power - she can conjure fire from her fingertips.  Cast out by the locals… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Mask Of Aribella by Anna Hoghton

Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction, Short Story Middle Grade

SHORT FICTION: The Horse and the Unicorn by Sophie Crockett

Olivia was a little girl who lived in a large old house in the country, the house had been in Olivia's family for generations but the best part was that it came with its very own forest, lake and beautiful gardens. Olivia's best friend was an amazing chestnut horse who was called Lady, Lady was… Continue reading SHORT FICTION: The Horse and the Unicorn by Sophie Crockett

Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction, Short Story Middle Grade

SHORT FICTION: The Bomb Squad by Avah Dodson

Alexa Kroshatt’s mind whirled with escape plans: injury, illness, blackmail. Sweat clung to Alexa’s forehead like a sticky Band-aid. She scrunched herself into a tight ball—like if she made herself smaller, she might be invisible. The soft, lavender comforter that was babyish but Alexa’s only protection from evil was thrown off. “Alexa,” a firm voice… Continue reading SHORT FICTION: The Bomb Squad by Avah Dodson

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BOOK REVIEW: Shadows of Winterspell by Amy Wilson

Do you believe in Fae and magic? Stella lives on the outskirts of the Winterspell Forest, where there is mystery and magic. She has her Imp, Peg and her ghostly Nan for company; who try to keep her safe but Stella wants friends, to be a normal girl and that means going to school. So,… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Shadows of Winterspell by Amy Wilson

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BOOK REVIEW: Hubert Horatio: How to Raise your Grown-ups by Lauren Child

- Short Review - If like me you have children that were brought up on Charlie and Lola then what better book to get them to move onto - this is a great book, full of the same magic and sparkle of Child's outings with Lola and her brother, but a bit more of a… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Hubert Horatio: How to Raise your Grown-ups by Lauren Child

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BOOK REVIEW: Bad Nana: That’s Snow Business! by Sophy Henn

- Short Review - Sophy Henn brings us another instalment of Bad Nana and Jeanie - our wonderfully plucky and fully realised protagonist. This time there is excitement about a Winter Wonderland Variety Show - all the town are invited to audition, Jeanie is very excited until she discovers that Bad Nana and her friend… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Bad Nana: That’s Snow Business! by Sophy Henn